Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
North Hinskey this afternoon and could not help but notice all the little mole holes around the church yard at St Laurence Church. I am not sure if moles are more active at this time of the year or if I have not noticed them about before. I have never ever seen a mole in the real, but I have seen where they have been. Anyone having Mole problems at the moment?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
As I am sure all readers will know today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of SS Titanic. With this historic date, I started to ask if Oxford had a connection to this event and found out that one of the eight musicians who continued to play while the ship was sinking, was from Headington in Oxford. John Wesley Woodward was the cellist on the ship, taking his best cello for the maiden voyage from his mothers home at 15 Windmill Road. This photo is of a brass plaque at the Methodist Church in Lime Walk Headington, where Wesley attended, Oxford Titanic connection. More information on Woodward here.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
First time been down is way for a while I noticed all the work and scaffolding around the University Church on the High Street. There appears to be a lot of work going on in this area, including in Brasenose College. I bet that putting all that scaffolding around the main tower of this church took a while to plan and put in place.
According the church website parts of the church including the cafe and the viewing area on the tower will be closed for six months from January while this restoration work takes place.
"After years of consultations, planning and fund-raising we are now entering into the final exciting but messy phase of the project. The enabling work will continue until the New Year on the outside of the church and then the restoration and development starts properly.The Chancel, De Brome Chapel, Tower, Vestry, Old Library and Cafe will all be closed for a period of six months from January 2012"
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Taken early this morning, just after the sun rise, the spire on Wesley Memorial Church in New Inn Hall. Today we are to have 16hrs and 42minutes of sunlight, with the sun rising in Oxford at 4:46am and not setting till 9:28pm which is our longest day. Now that is if we don't get any rain, which is predicted, which is why I took this photo so early this morning, wanted to have a nice blue sky photo, welcome to Summer and the Summer Solstice everyone.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Not very often you get to vote in a referendum, I think this is just my second time, so I was a little surprised when I arrived this afternoon at about 6pm from work to find the place all but empty. Why is it in the United Kingdom that voting in any election has a low percentage of the population turning up? Perhaps we should have compulsorily voting?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
With all the tourist visiting Oxford at the moment as we move into the busy tourist period I have decided to post a tip. This tip is about one of the best places to relax outside or in, right in the city centre and also get a very good meal and drink. It is the Vaults in Radcliffe Square, under University Church. You are about to relax in piece and quiet just a few steps from the best of what Oxford has to offer. Look at these guys relaxing surrounded by all that history, well worth a stop on your next trip to Oxford.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Faith is the next of the seven virtues that I am searching for in Oxford. Since the virtues were penned down a long long time ago, I thought I would try to find faith in a place which also goes a long way back in time. The church in this picture is most likely the oldest surviving building in Oxford, dating from about 1050. It's the parisch church of St Michael at the North Gate. It's a bit tucked away between the shops at Cornmarket but absolutely worth a visit. From the top of the tower you have a panoramic view of the city. Might come handy in my search for the remaining four virtues in the next coming days.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Taken this evening on my iPhone whilst coming home from an evening meeting, Wesley Memorial Church on New Inn Hall, all lit up. This is a Methodist Church associated
with John Wesley who along with this brother founded the Methodist movement.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
One of Oxford's most out of time places is the cemetery of St Mary Magdalen's Church at Magdalen Street. The cemetery is situated in the city centre and during the day lots of cars, buses, bicyclists and pedestrians pass by. It's as if time stood still within the fences of this graveyard. The atmosphere gets even more serene when the night falls. I took this picture around 9.30 pm tonight just when it started to rain, so by the time I got home I was soaking wet. By the way, as you can see in the front of the picture: Oxford has joined the nation's "disaster" of late blooming daffodils. I found it rather funny to see how much attention the media in this country spend on that subject in the last couple of weeks.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
I am not sure where Inspector Morse died, but I have been told that it was in the quod of Exeter College, near the chapel. If this is true when this is the spot, the Chapel has recently been restored and the stone work is looking very bright and clean, well worth a look if you are in the city centre.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The light was great for taking photo's today and the Cathedral at Christ Church College looked great. I am sure that I have posted this angled photo before, but I am doing it again as it looked great this afternoon. This is the smallest Cathedral in the United Kingdom I have been told.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Was riding past Pusey Street this evening and saw that the lights were on in the church, so I tried to get a shot of the Church, the stained glass windows, and the streets around it. This was the best of about 10 shots that I took this evening. Taken from St Giles, I managed to get the glass windows and also a passing taxi!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
This Church in Osney dating back to 1100's is close to the train station which allows you to use the church yard as a short cut if coming from the city centre. Have not been down this way for awhile and on the way to the train station day noticed that the grave yard looks like it is well over grown at the moment. The Church is St Thomas the Matyr's link in to read more about it.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Very cool in Oxford today. This photo is of the War Memorial in St Giles which I have taken before, but not from this angle. Today I am looking at the memorial from St Giles Church looking towards the city centre.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
With all the rain that we have been having lately I have not been down to the see Port Meadow which normally floods when we get any rain. I was in Binsey today and took this shot looking across the River towards Jericho. You can see very prominently on the skyline the spire of former parish church for North Oxford of St Philip and St James, it's foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Oxford on the 1st of May 1860. The church is now home to a branch of the Oxford University, The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.
Have a look at a few of the other photo's I took from this location looking back across the water to Oxford. Click Here.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Not sure that I have posted a photo of the Church that this area, which was once just outside the City walls takes it's name, St Giles. Apparently if you look at other Churches dedicated to St Giles they mostly all are situated just out side the walls of the medieval City's which they now in. St Giles was a Hermit and this maybe the reason why most of these Churches are smaller on the outside of the citys?? Who knows.
Each September there is a celebration in Oxford for St Giles, the St Giles Fair which I have posted in the past. Anyway this Church dates back to 1086AD, and you can find it at the junction for the Woodstock and Banbury Roads to the North of City centre.